[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #47644: Improve wording for PHP update warning in Site Health

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Thu Sep 19 23:01:49 UTC 2019

#47644: Improve wording for PHP update warning in Site Health
 Reporter:  danieltj                             |       Owner:  marybaum
     Type:  enhancement                          |      Status:  assigned
 Priority:  normal                               |   Milestone:  5.3
Component:  Site Health                          |     Version:  5.2
 Severity:  minor                                |  Resolution:
 Keywords:  has-patch needs-testing has-copy-    |     Focuses:
  review                                         |

Comment (by marybaum):

 In the interest of letting this horse heal up so we can ride it home, I'll
 say we have a good meeting  of the minds.

 There are times when it's okay to repeat a construction to drive home a
 point -- it's called parallel construction.

 "The ingredient is lime-flavored, so the dish is lime-flavored ... "
 That's not the world's greatest example, but it does reinforce to the
 reader that the damn thing is going to taste like limes.

 Still, the barn door closes Monday, so I think we're good where we are,
 and we can go ahead and commit beforehand.

 Replying to [comment:24 garrett-eclipse]:
 > Thanks @marybaum I appreciate that, some great tweaks here.
 > I've updated the description in
 47644.5.diff] to;
 > `'PHP is the programming language used to build and maintain WordPress.
 Newer versions of PHP are faster and more secure, so staying up to date
 will help your site’s overall performance and security. The minimum
 recommended version of PHP is %s.'`
 > - I avoided 'developers' as WP sites can be built and maintained by
 > - I avoided repeating 'faster and more secure' but do think 'help' is a
 great improvement
 > - I avoided 'You should be running at least' simply because this is a
 uniform description so installs that are at the latest and greatest will
 still see it in the passed tests but then may get confused when it informs
 them they should do something. Left as just informative as to what is the
 minimum recommended version.
 > I didn't update the other labels as I don't believe we should use the
 word 'need' for recommendations. 'requires' is the strongest word I'd use
 here as those versions won't be able to update due to WP requiring a
 higher version of PHP. But need conveys their site will no longer function
 without making this action.

Ticket URL: <https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/47644#comment:25>
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